2020-23087. Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System  

  • Start Preamble

    Under part 235 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that on October 5, 2020, CSX Transportation (CSXT) petitioned Start Printed Page 66407the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2020-0082.

    Applicant: CSX Transportation, Mr. Carl A. Walker, Chief Engineer Communications & Signals, 500 Water Street, Speed Code J-350, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

    Specifically, CSXT requests permission to remove No. 1 and No. 3 power-operated split point derails at St. Joseph Drawbridge, milepost CG-87.52, Chicago Zone, Grand Rapids Subdivision, St. Joseph, Michigan.

    CSXT states that the derails are no longer needed for present day operation and their removal will enhance safety by eliminating points of failure in the track and signal infrastructure. Maintenance requirements will also be reduced, eliminating periodic inspections and on-track testing.

    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov.

    Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request.

    All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods:

    • Website: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    • Fax: 202-493-2251.
    • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
    • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    Communications received by December 3, 2020 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable.

    Anyone can search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.transportation.gov/​privacy. See also http://www.regulations.gov/​privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov.

    Start Signature

    Issued in Washington, DC.

    John Karl Alexy,

    Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.

    End Signature End Preamble

    [FR Doc. 2020-23087 Filed 10-16-20; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4910-06-P

Document Information

Published:
10/19/2020
Department:
Transportation Department
Agency:
Federal Railroad Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Document Number:
2020-23087
Pages:
66406-66407 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket Number FRA-2020-0082
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2020-23087.pdf